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  1. Drummond, John. “The Italian Background to The Cantos.” [1949]. In Ezra Pound. A Collection of essays edited by Peter Russell to be presented to Ezra Pound on his sixty-fifth birthday. London & New York: Peter Nevill Ltd. 1950. 100-118. 
  2. Kindellan, Michael. “Canto 51.” Readings in the Cantos. Ed. Richard Parker. Vol.2. Clemson: Clemson UP, 2022. 71-82.
  3. Pearlman, Daniel. “Canto 52: The Vivante Passage.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 10.2 (1981): 311-4.
  4. Tay, William. “Between Kung and Eleusis: Li Chi, the Eleusinian Rites, Erigena and Ezra Pound.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 4 (1975): 37-54. 
  5. Taylor, Richard. “Towards a Reading Text of The Cantos.” Ezra Pound and Poetic Influence: The Official Proceedings of the 17th International Ezra Pound Conference. Ed. Helen Dennis. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000. 200-211. 
  6. Zolbrod, Leon. “Ezra Pound, Cantos 52, 53 and 54.”  Otaru University of Commerce Review of Liberal Arts 13 (Dec. 1956): 173-197. Free online and here.



  1. Bacigalupo, Massimo. Ezra Pound, Italy, and The Cantos. Clemson: Clemson UP, 2020. 10-11; 126; 322n.21.
  2. Carpenter, Humphrey. A Serious Character. The Life of Ezra Pound. New York: Delta, 1988. 569-70.
  3. Casillo, Robert. The Genealogy of Demons. Antisemitism, Fascism and the Myths of Ezra Pound. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern UP, 1988. 246-7.
  4. Cookson, William. “Li Ki (The Book of Rites).” A Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 2009. 73-4.
  5. De Rachewiltz, Mary and Maria Ardizzone. “Commento: LII.” Ezra Pound. I Cantos. A cura di Mary de Rachewiltz. [Bilingual English-Italian edition]. Milano: Mondadori, 1985. 1542-3. 
  6. Driscoll, John. “Narrative Techniques in Canto 52.” The China Cantos of Ezra Pound. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wicksell, 1983. 57-64.
  7. Eastman, Barbara. Ezra Pound’s Cantos: the Story of the Text, 1948-1975. Maine: National Poetry Foundation, 1979. 79. 
  8. Fang, Achilles [Zh. 方志浵 Fang Zhitong]. “Materials for the Study of Ezra Pound’s Cantos.” Diss., Harvard U, 1958. 4 vols. I: 81-3.
  9. Ickstadt, Heinz and Eva Hesse. “Anmerkungen und Kommentar: Canto LII.” Ezra Pound. Die Cantos. Tr. by Eva Hesse and Manfred Pfister. 1268-9.
  10. Kearns, George. “Canto 52.” Guide to Ezra Pound’s Selected Cantos. New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers UP, 1980. 129-33.
  11. Sieburth, Richard. “Notes: Canto LII.” Ezra Pound New Selected Poems and Translations. Ed. Richard Sieburth. New York: New Directions, 2010. 324.
  12. Terrell, Carroll F. “Canto LII.” In Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound.” Berkeley: U of California P., 1980. I: 199-202.



  1. Guidi, Paolo. “Canto LII.” Diamond Point intaglio, selective hard ground, lift, etch, aquatint, copperplate. Printed on Arches 88 paper.,  28 February 2914. Free online.
  2. Sawyer, Richard. “Five Elements Theory and the Yüeh Ling Calendar.” The Cantos Project, 13 November 2020. Go to pdf.
  3. Sawyer, Richard. “Neschek, the Serpent in Pound’s Paradise.” The Cantos Project, 11 December 2020. Free online
  4. Sellar, Gordon. “Canto LII.” Part 39 of 56 in the series Blogging Ezra Pound’s The Cantos., 3 July, 2013. Free online.



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